Core College of Engineering facilities
In addition to the myriad faculty laboratories, the College of Engineering maintains several core user facilities that offer a suite of world-class specialized instrumentation and capabilities for faculty, staff, student and external partner use.
- Biomedical Engineering Shared Lab
Has facilities for tissue culture, sample preparation and microscopy.
- Ion Beam Laboratory
The lab contains a NEC 1.7 MV tandem accelerator actively used for research aimed at advancing the science of radiation damage of materials including alloys, ceramics, and coatings.
- Nanoscale Fabrication Center
A materials micro- and nano-fabrication facility with more than 70 instruments in a cleanroom space offering services for lithography, deposition, packaging, assembly, thermal processing, plasma etching, and wet chemical benches.
- Nanoscale Imaging and Analysis Center
The center contains sophisticated microscopy and analysis instruments for characterizing materials and nanostructures.
- Soft Materials Characterization Lab
The lab is equipped with nearly 50 instruments for polymer synthesis and characterization of physical and mechanical properties of polymers and other materials.
- Technical Education and Manufacturing (TEAM) Lab
Offers machine tools, training, advising and support needed to machine and manufacture projects in metal, plastic and wood.
- University of Wisconsin Nuclear Reactor
A 1 MW TRIGA research reactor, called the University of Wisconsin Nuclear Reactor or UWNR. The UWNR is operated as a teaching and research reactor since 1961.
Has 12,000 square feet of shop and flex space with a wide range of rapid prototyping equipment.
- Wisconsin Applied Computing Center
Offers a shared heterogeneous compute cluster with more than 1000 CPU cores, GPUs and distributed storage supporting high-performance computing in a broad array of applications.
- Wisconsin Centers for Nanoscale Technology
A suite of shared instrumentation facilities providing equipment, facilities and expertise in microelectronics, nano-fabrication technology, electron microscopy, micro-analysis and soft materials characterization.
- Wisconsin Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory
Provides equipment and technical support for materials testing, structural testing and vibrations measurements.
- Wisconsin Water Science and Engineering Laboratory
Offers instruments for analyzing metals, major elements, and organic chemicals.
The UW-Madison campus as a whole is a treasure-trove of research resources.